Poland’s Office of Electronic Communications (UKE) has decided to take a back seat in the licensing of a DTT platform.
According to Wirtualne Media, UKE’s president Anna Strezynska has cited the reasons for the surprise move as being difficulties in reaching an agreement with the National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT), Poland’s other regulatory body.
As a result, the UKE will no longer be involved – as it would have been fully – in the tender for a second multiplex.
Instead, the KRRiT will select three channels to be carried by the multiplex, with a further three being eventually chosen by the multiplex operator and a seventh in a contest involving 16 regional services and organised by the KRRiT.
The UKE will still be involved in the allocation process for the first multiplex, which both operators would like to see occupied by the current analogue broadcasters.